Monday, December 5, 2016

Finale Let's Book It Winners

Dust Off Those Books
Again, I want to thank you gals who have participated over the past three years with this project.  You have certainly inspired with your works and your resources.

We had the Quilt Barn Pin with Charms - 2014

We had the Antique Sewing Machine Pin with Charms - 2015

And the cute Road Trip Bug Pin with Charms - 2016

Our two winners are:

#1  -  Dawn
#5  -  Lisa

I will be in touch with them  for mailing information - again, thank you for a wonderful time.

Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday Making 12/5/16

Since I finished my hand stitching goals on Sunday, I am treating myself to start working on this fun project with Marian and Janeen.  I know I said NO NEW, but I have not done a paperpieced project in a long time.  Even if I don't get to it all (and I know I won't), I will save all the patterns to play with during those snowy months to come.

I know they are making it as a 'Gingerbread House Village' setting, but I will play with it a bit different.  It will be part of my Scrap Problem Challenge, too.  The White is left from the BEAR quilt and Oyster is from a test quilt.  The rest will come out of this basket and new bag of scraps I received.

So the applique lovelies by Marian won't work for this, but I will save them for some other project down the road.

And the virtual cookie exchange is starting with Carol.  I put the button on the side bar so you can enjoy it thru the week.

Sewingly Yours,

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching 12/4/16

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's going to be another cold, windy, gray, snowy day here in the NorEast - so a good day to stay indoors with some relaxing handwork.  I will join KATHY today with some 'needle-pulling-thread'  and soup simmering in the crockpot.

My main project will be the binding on the BEAR quilt.  Since brown gets a little boring after a bit, I will mix it up.

I managed to get the flower pots stitched yesterday.  Today's goal is the stems.  If I get to the flowers - bonus.

And at least one more flower finished on the Gail Pan stitchery.  The thread spools on this piece I plan to make applique, so I might get those fabric bits prepped , too.

So 2 or 3 brown thread lengths, change to some green, some blue, then back to brown.  It may all work out.

Hope you enjoy a slow day,
Sewingly Yours,

Thursday, December 1, 2016


It always amazes us on how fast the year comes to an end.  How did it become December???  It's a month of lights, snow and feasts; time to make amends and tie up loose ends; finish up what you started and hope your wishes come true.

The 'Quilty 365' or my Leap Year (366) quilt will be one of those projects that will be coming to a finish.  This is November's four rows completed.  I have loved this project from the start and Slow Sunday Stitching has been a blessing to keep at all those hand stitches.  The layout will only have 360 circles on the front, but the last 6 (well already made) will be part of the label on the back.

With Barbara Brackman

November's block came out yesterday and the December block won't be until late in the month, so the Westering quilt will be more of a 2017 finish. Barbara announced the new BOM for next year and I added the button.  Yes, this Yankee better make this quilt, too. I look forward to the history of quilting in this region of New York.


This is Debby Kratovil's Adinkra African quilt and I look forward to the last block.  Not sure I will get the alternate blocks done, but everything is kitted and ready when I have time.  AND yes, I am doing borders on this one.


Of course I have the two hexie projects, but they are not a worry in finishing this month or even into next year.  They are my soothing whispers to carry on as long as they take.

I have the Gail Pan stitchery and there was one other Let's Book It mini I didn't finish - maybe........  Then there is the binding on the BEAR quilt and my granddaughter's quilt (not started).  We are expecting snow thru next week and that will be a good time for those.

There is, also, present wrapping to do - with some help - I think.

Sewingly Yours,